Guinea Bissau: New President of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice
Guinea Bissau: New President of the Supreme Court of Justice
Judge Counselor Mamadú Saido Baldé was elected, on May 18, 2021, President of the Supreme Court of Justice and of the Supreme Judicial Council of Guinea-Bissau, succeeding Paulo Sanhá, whose second and last term has ended.
Saido Baldé was elected among his peers, 8 votes out of 15, in a close vote, in which also took part the council judge Ladislau Embassa, former Attorney General of the Republic.
In the past, Mamadú Saido Baldé was a prosecutor and Minister of Justice at the beginning of 2000.
Judge Counselor Lima André was elected to the post of Vice-President, replacing Rui Néne. The Supreme Court of Justice of Guinea Bissau also acts as a Constitutional Court, it has been a founding member of the CJCA since May 2011.